After the Lakers win over the Minnesota Timberwolves recently, Spaniards and friends Pau Gasol and Ricky Rubio caught up with each other behind the scenes. Enter Kobe Bryant, who couldn’t stop swearing if his 5 titles were on the line.
The topic of conversation? The Olympics in London.
Kobe (to Rubio and Gasol): “You talking about London?” Gasol: “Oh yeah.” Rubio: “You’re gonna be there?” Kobe: “Yeah.” Rubio: “You know you’re getting the silver medal. You know that.” Kobe: “Shit. I’m taking bets. If I win, I get the keys of Barcelona.” Rubio: “I bet what you want.” Kobe: “I’ll take it!”
I’ve pledged my allegiance to Ricky Rubio on twitter already, but now that he’s trash talking one of the greatest of all time…well…that makes me like him even more.
Kobe loses control of a pass, doinks it out of bounds and pretends he got fouled. Nope. After a Miami turnover, Kobe bricks a 30-footer. Game time. Awful game for him. And apparently, he agrees: An hour later, he’s seen shooting jumpers in the same darkened arena. Say what you want?about Kobe, but he gives a crap.